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Offline Mark Enomoto

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Blum Tandembox
« on: March 05, 2008, 01:00 AM »
Anybody know how hard it is to install these? I love the overall look of these drawers and also like they interior organization systems that go with them. BUT how hard is it to install these guides without Blum jigs or familiarity with True32? I bought a pair to fool around with and now I'm psyched out about alignment, drilling w/o jigs etc. Any advice?

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Offline Robert Robinson

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Re: Blum Tandembox
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2008, 04:57 AM »
I looked at the web sight, they look nice, but i didn't investigate if they make a jig for install, most of the time they do though for the other products. I guess I really can't help you out though. ???
TS-55, FS-KS angle unit, 55 inch guide rail, Domino (pin style), 3 Domino systainer assortments(one sipo set),Multi-position Guide Stop 20, Domiplate , PSB-300, FOGtainer 4, CXS set

Offline Eli

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Re: Blum Tandembox
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2008, 05:53 AM »
post a link ;D
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Offline Robert Robinson

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Re: Blum Tandembox
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2008, 08:58 AM »
See if this gets you there       www.blum.com/us/en/01/40/20/index.php
TS-55, FS-KS angle unit, 55 inch guide rail, Domino (pin style), 3 Domino systainer assortments(one sipo set),Multi-position Guide Stop 20, Domiplate , PSB-300, FOGtainer 4, CXS set

Offline FesGeek

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Re: Blum Tandembox
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2008, 12:26 AM »
Anybody know how hard it is to install these? I love the overall look of these drawers and also like they interior organization systems that go with them. BUT how hard is it to install these guides without Blum jigs or familiarity with True32? I bought a pair to fool around with and now I'm psyched out about alignment, drilling w/o jigs etc. Any advice?

What you looking for Mark?  I don't use the tandembox in my cabinet offerings, but I'm sure it is similar.  Also, do you have a question on System 32 (your True32 comment)?


Offline clintholeman

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Re: Blum Tandembox
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2008, 12:57 AM »
It really is pretty easy. Just allow enough space underneath the drawer for the slide and all the fastenings.  I think the specs call for 1/2" - If you will measure the fastener clip, you'll find it is longer - about 5/8".  Measure the hardware you get - then do your drawer.

If you have some to play with, you won't have any trouble when it comes to the real thing. 
Clint Holeman

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Offline ccmviking

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Re: Blum Tandembox
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2008, 09:52 AM »
They are actually very quick and easy to assemble.  There isn't a jig that I know of for the Tandem slides (there are jigs for those little cheapo ones).  To make the drawer box all you have to do is make a bottom and back out of melamine sheet goods.  I think you should try to order up something other than white, gray looks nice on these.  There's no jig needed to assemble the drawer box.  If your cuts are square it will just all go together and you screw assemble it.  There are steel and stainless steel boxes available.  If you get into the items like the pull out trash can and things you will need to get some jigs for that.  You also have to make sure you have drawer/door fronts that will work with it.  If you have narrow rails and stiles and inset panels you may not be able to drill/attach some things.  They are nice components but you do lose some space (IMO) because of the tapered sides the bottom is narrower.  They are re-usable if that matters (someone into recycling).

Chris...

Offline Mark Enomoto

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Re: Blum Tandembox
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2008, 04:58 AM »
I think what psyched me out was that one of the pilot holes was calling for something like 5.5mm, or maybe it might have been a measurement of X.5mm? I can't recall as all that stuff is now in storage. In the end I just need to "tuck it" and make something with them. If you are in the Seattle area you should check out Henrybuilt's kitchens. They are a great combination of simple clean lines with totally trick Blum Tandembox interiors. http://www.henrybuilt.com. Unlike the slicker Euro designs like Snaidero, Henrybuilt has a warm craft feeling to it but with the modern convenience of Blum on the inside (btw I'm not a henrybuilt employee or customer).

On another note, I just visited a mid-century home built back in the 50's that had casework done by local carpenters. All wooden glides, all with 1mm reveals around the drawers, and every drawer still worked and didn't stick when pulled on. No dovetailed drawers but simple glue+brad construction but solid and flawless action. All pre-Festool and most likely done with a lot of Japanese woodworking tools.

In the end it the human and not the tool!

Offline clintholeman

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Re: Blum Tandembox
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2008, 07:38 AM »
"In the end it the human and not the tool!

Amen brother, Amen!
Clint Holeman

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